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Toxic synovitis

  • Definition

    Toxic synovitis is a condition affecting children that causes hip pain and limping.

    Alternative Names

    Synovitis - toxic; Transient synovitis

    Causes, incidence, and risk factors

    Toxic synovitis occurs in children before puberty begins. It is a type of arthritis of the hip. Its cause is not known, but boys are affected more often than girls (approximately 4 to 1).